CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- November 28, 2018

CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- November 28, 2018


In This Issue

Trivia Question

CLAS Events

Pitt Other Events

Student Events, News, & Opportunities

Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities

Call for Papers, Training, & Conference Information

Community Events

Employment Opportunities


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Trivia Question
November 29th is the International Day of which animal, as designated by the world’s leading conservation organizations and Latin American governments?

The first person to e-mail the correct answer will win a CLAS mug and water bottle. Please note: to collect your prize you will need to visit us at 4200 Posvar Hall.

The answer to this question will be featured in next week's newsletter.
To see last week's answer, click here.

CLAS Events
November 30, 2018

What Happened? Religion and Democracy in Brazil's 2018 Presidential Election

Amy Erica Smith

4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
12:30 p.m.

In October 2018, Brazil’s far-rightist Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency with a wave of support from Evangelical and Pentecostal citizens. Drawing on a recent four-wave online panel study, this presentation will examine the roles of religion and democratic attitudes in shaping Brazilians’ support for Bolsonaro.

Free & open to the public!

For more information:

November 30, 2018

Addverse + Poesia: An Evening of Poetry

4130 Posvar Hall
6:00 p.m.

In Brazil, Black Consciousness Day (Dia da Consciencia Negra) is observed in November. Join us as we celebrate Black voices from Africa and the Diaspora!

For more information:

Fall 2018

 CLAS Cinema Series



December 4 ...
The Queen of Spain

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
     6:30 p.m. -- Pizza
     7:00 p.m. -- Film

For more information on each film, click here. 

Contact us at:

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:

December 16, 2018

Paz y Armonía concert by Coro Latinoamericano & Friends

First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Pgh, PA 15213

3:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s Coro Latinoamericano—one of the nation’s only secular choirs performing in Spanish—is teaming up with the First Unitarian Universalist Choir & students at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music for a special holiday concert—Paz y Armonía (Peace and Harmony), Sunday December 16 at 3:00pm. 

Directed by award-winning cellist, Ábner Jairo García, from Morelia Mexico, the groups will present an evening of traditional Spanish & Latin American holiday and popular music, with special songs for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa too!

Admission is free although donations will be accepted. The concert is family friendly; the venue is handicap accessible.
Pitt Other Events
Let us know about events going on in the Pitt community! To submit events, click here.
November 29, 2018

Colloquium: "Staging the Movement: El Teatro Campesino's Participatory Democracy"

602 Cathedral (Humanities Center)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Featuring: Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder (English), with responses from Bill Scott (English) and Mike Sell (IUP, English)

During the 1960s and 1970s, American minority artists involved in social movement activism produced work that would seek to revolutionize the relationship between art and politics. My book tells the story of the artistic side of organizing during the civil rights movement, what I refer to as cultural activism. Through performance and experimental media, creative production offered ways for people to debate political ideologies while still maintaining solidarity with the movement. I argue that internal dissent, rather than unity, shaped creative expression emerging from civil-rights-era social movements. The chapter I will workshop centers on the early plays of El Teatro Campesino, a collective ensemble that developed from the strikes and protests that would lead to the creation of the United Farm Workers of America. What began on the picket lines as actos on flatbed trucks became a touchstone for Chicanx/Latinx theater and performance art. Scholars overlook these early performances as didactic and simplistic; however, I argue that the actos go beyond simply performing oppression and were meant to provoke questions and debates about Chicanx identity. I place the actos within a larger theater history: the avant-garde theater scene in San Francisco that influenced El Teatro’s founder, Luis Valdez; political theater that recalled the Federal Theater Project and Soviet Blue Blouse Living Newspaper performances; and Brecht’s epic theater. I look at how El Teatro used performativity to explore the uncomfortable spaces between ethnic or cultural expression and working class solidarity. Using material from El Teatro Campesino’s archives, this chapter intends to present new readings that connect the group to other performance troupes of civil-rights-era cultural activism.

For more information

December 2, 2018

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Cathedral of Learning Commons
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Plan now to attend this year's University of Pittsburgh Holiday Open House! Come join us as we celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with this wonderful tradition featuring Quo Vadis presentations of the decorated Nationality Rooms as well as great ethnic dance performances, food, crafts and more. Admission is Free! You don't want to miss it!

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Student Events, News, & Opportunities
Certificate information for undergraduate and graduate students:

The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

Undergraduate Programs:   
Graduate Programs:

To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to:    

Course Offering! 

MUSIC 1332: Music in Latin America -- Music and Migration

Spring 2019 -- Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

3 credits

Instructor: Juan Velasquez,

Course Offering! 


Professor Elizabeth Reich –

Spring 2019 -- Tuesdays 1:00 to 4:50pm

CINEMA and REVOLUTION is a new course that explores the connections between Black Power era cinema and the Third Cinema Movement –a political film movement, complete with manifestos, guns, and a transformative, on-the-ground role for filmmaking in the revolution. In the course, we’ll explore a wide range of Third Cinema films, mostly from Latin American countries engaged in anti-colonial and class warfare; and consider their influence on the first wave of black independent cinema in the U.S. after World War II. These U.S. films were only loosely connected to specific political movements but nonetheless had real impact on Black Power activists and the general viewing public –and, importantly, reconceived key arguments about decolonization and liberation elaborated in Third Cinema in relation to the problems of American racism.

Course Offering! 

Haitian Creole 1

With Gerdine Ulysse

Spring 2019

TuThu - 10:00 - 11:40 a.m.

4 cr.

Course number: LCTL 0351

Any students interested in starting a new language in the spring semester are welcome to enroll. The catalog number is LCTL 0351 Foreign Language 1, Topic Title: Haitian Creole 1, TuTh 10-11:40 in CL 137


Welcome to Brazil Nuts!

Brazil Nuts is an active student organization at the University of Pittsburgh. Since its creation in 1998, the group's primary goal has been to expose students to Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language, creating environments for the students to practice their Portuguese outside of the classroom and to interact within the Brazilian community.

The club's activities provide students with unique opportunities to learn more about Brazil and its people. Weekly dance classes are offered where participants can enjoy themselves while learning about axé, samba and other forms of Brazilian dance, while movie nights provide viewers with a chance to witness the art of Brazilian cinema. The club also offers Bate-Papo, a weekly conversation table where students of all levels can practice Portuguese with peers and native Portuguese speakers.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the Portuguese language and learning about the cultures where Portuguese is spoken. Take a look at our site, learn about some of our activities and find out about other events occuring in the Pittsburgh area!

Visit the Brazil Nuts Facebook:


Pitt Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

For more information


Our purpose at Pitt Spanish Club is to immerse students in the culture and language  of Spanish-speaking countries. We collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and other organizations to host many events. 

Visit our website: 



Panther Tango Club

Free lessons on Tuesdays

Posvar Hall, First floor lobby by escalators

6:30 p.m. -- Beginner Tango
7:45 -- Experimental Tango & Practice

Beginners welcome! No partners needed.

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Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities
National Association of Latino and Arts and Cultural

Grant Opportunities:  

Launching of Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States

Mexico City, Mexico, October 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of State, along with Partners of the Americas (Partners) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA), announce the launch today of a new Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is supported through a generous contribution from the Jenkins Foundation.  The Foundation’s grants have benefited Mexico’s youth establishing thousands of scholarships, schools, and sports centers, and the quality of life in the state of Puebla through the development of rural clinics and hospitals, as well as the provision of clean drinking water and public services in rural communities.
The purpose of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is to provide more opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and Mexico to work together to provide new student exchange and training programs between both countries. The HEIs that are eligible for this grant competition include universities (public and private), colleges, technical/vocation schools, and other post-secondary institutions with credit-bearing programs.
This grant competition seeks proposals from teams of HEIs in Mexico and the U.S. that will increase student exchange and training in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Proposals in the following academic disciplines will be given special consideration: Archaeology, Anthropology, Education and exchange programs that include and will benefit economically-disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority student populations in both countries.
Since January 2014, a total of 44 Innovation Fund grant-winning partnerships have been awarded to Mexican higher education institutions in partnerships with universities and colleges the United States. Mexico is the lead country to engage with and benefit from this signature hemispheric-wide education initiative, accounting for almost one-third of all grants. To date, a total of 18 Mexican states and 20 U.S. states benefit from Innovation Fund partnerships.

The competition will remain open for partnerships between Mexican and U.S. HEIs through January 31, 2019. Full details of the competition and application instructions can be found at


Nationality Rooms Scholarships

Available to both graduate and undergraduate students. 

The Nationality Rooms have awarded annual scholarships for summer study abroad to all parts of the world since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to give Pitt students the opportunity to experience in-depth immersion in another culture. It is critical that the applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and qualify for academic credit with the University. Applicants may apply for up to two scholarships, but can only receive one award. We welcome students of all majors and courses of study.

For more information or to sign up for a mandatory 60 minute scholarship information session, please visit: or call 412.624.6150

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Tuesday 12/4 @ 11 AM - CL 304

Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellows Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019-20

Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

Interested faculty should contact Humanities Unbounded to begin a conversation about how to find a point of connection with the Duke scholarly community. Applications are due January 7, 2019 for the 2019-20 academic year. Selected Fellows will be notified in February 2019. Faculty may also begin looking for potential Duke partners by searching keywords for their research area in the “With all these words” box at Scholars@Duke.

For more information on the Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellowship, click here.

City Internships 2018/19
Study and Intern Abroad Programs

For this academic year, we'll be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.

All of our Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student. 

Our programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Students may be directed to apply now at:
Programs and Offerings Prospectus: City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus.

Hertog 2019 Fellowships

Call for Nominations & Applications

We offer a variety of seminars on topics in political thought and public policy – including on classical liberal thinkers and on democratic capitalism. Can you please share this email with faculty and students in your department? You can also download our flyers to share with your students.

For faculty: nominating students is easy. Simply share the candidate’s name and email with me, along with a brief description of the student’s abilities and interest in politics and public policy. I’ll then reach out to your nominee(s) to encourage them to apply.

All fellowships come with housing and stipends to offset living and travel costs. Our early application deadline is January 14, 2019, and our final deadline is February 11, 2019.

For more information and to nominate a student contact:
Cheryl Miller
Hertog Foundation
(202) 853-9440


Call for Applications: 2019-20 Princeton University Library Research Grants
Princeton University Library Research Grants
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs.
Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas: the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic Studies, the Elmer Adler Fund supports research in the graphic arts, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s literature. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World supports relevant special collections research.

For more information, or to apply, please go to
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.
Grants are tenable from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.
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Call for Papers, Training, & Conference Information
For other conferences opportunities visit:


23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

March 29-30, 2019


Call for Papers: Representations of Afrolatinidad in Global Perspective Conference

Representations of Afrolatinidad in Global Perspective

University of Pittsburgh

April 11-13, 2019

Conference Convened by the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative

Contact: Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh,

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science, Brown University

Dr. Nancy Mirabal, Associate Professor, American Studies, Director of the US Latina/o Studies Program, University of Maryland-College Park

The intersections of race, ethnicity, and representation have shaped historical and contemporary articulations of Afrolatinidad. As an expression of multivalent identity, both shared and unique, Afrolatinidad informs the experiences of over 150 million Afro-Latin Americans and millions more within diasporic communities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond. The conference seeks to foster an international dialogue that addresses regional, national, and transnational links among the ways Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinxs create, sustain, and transform meanings surrounding blackness in political, social, and cultural contexts.

This two-day symposium aims to engage multiple depictions of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinxs – whether self-fashioned or imposed. The varied portrayals in the past and present reflect the ongoing global realities, struggles, vibrancy, and resiliency of Afro-Latin diasporas throughout the Americas and elsewhere. The symposium will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University, and Dr. Nancy Mirabal, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland-College Park. Their work on Afro-descendant politics in Latin America and Afro-Latinx discourses of race, gender, and territoriality, respectively, will spark broader exchanges around Afrolatinidad and representation among presenters and attendees.

We invite submissions that address aspects of Afrolatinidad, particularly through ethnicity/race, gender, history, technology, and expressive culture, such as music, dance and art. We are especially interested in papers that analyze these themes across a variety of conceptual frameworks, including Africana Studies, Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Media Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Submissions need not be confined to these topics, but, if possible, please indicate at least two themes that correspond to your proposal.

Themes: Slavery and Its Legacies in Latin America; Politics of Culture/Cultural Expression; Visibility and Invisibility; Theorizing Afro-Latinidad; Race, Gender, and Migration; Diaspora, Community, and Technology/Social Media

Please submit a title, 250-word abstract, and 2-page CV by January 7, 2019, to

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez at and include “Afrolatinidad Conference” in the subject line. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by January 31, 2019, and paper drafts are due March 28, 2019 for pre-circulation with discussants and panelists. In addition to invited keynote, roundtable, and community and curriculum speakers, ten to twelve scholars will be selected to present their work at the symposium. Lodging and meals will be covered for all invited presenters.

For more information, visit:

Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução

2018-19 Call for Proposals

In the English-speaking world, Latin Americans are more often written about than read.  As a result, the educated public in the United States continues to learn most of what it does know about the region from Latin Americanists who are themselves foreigners to the national realities they study. Since October 1990, the UNC and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies has undertaken an effort to address this imbalance by establishing an ongoing editorial series, “Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução.”

The Latin America in Translation Series is a joint initiative of the UNC and Duke Consortium, Duke University Press (DUP), and the University of North Carolina Press (UNCP) and is directed by an editorial committee of faculty members and editors from the three sponsoring institutions. Since 1993, more than 40 books have been published in the series with more forthcoming regularly.

The Series translates and publishes in English outstanding books in a wide range of fields by important Latin American writers and scholars. It helps to further dialogue across academic communities in Latin America and the English-speaking world.  And it brings Latin American content to students and scholars in other fields of study.

The books must have already been published in the original language. While most topics in the social sciences and humanities are considered, the committee gives highest consideration to those works that, once translated, will be most likely to attract a significant readership in English. The committee does not normally select highly specialized works that will likely be of interest mostly to specialists who can already read the book in the original language. The committee is particularly eager to translate works that can be used effectively in the classroom.

Nonfiction has a much better chance of being selected than fiction or poetry. Those who submit works of literature, especially, should provide an explanation of potential classroom use.   

Nomination Procedures:

Interested scholars are encouraged to nominate a title for consideration in the series; self-submissions are not invited. Only complete submissions will be accepted. Please include:

  • A completed nomination form (attached).
  •  A nomination letter from one or more people, other than the author, that addresses the book’s importance within Latin America and for an English-language audience, as well as its need for translation.
  • (Recommended) One or two particularly significant published reviews of the book with complete references for the sources.
  • A copy of the book (a PDF version is fine).
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 30, 2018. Incomplete submissions, or submissions postmarked after the deadline, will not be accepted.

    Please submit materials to: 

    Address to use if mailing through US Postal Service: Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Box 90254, Duke University, Durham, NC  27708-0254.

    Address to use if mailing via Federal Express or another courier service:  Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Room 143 Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC  27705.

    For further information on the Series, please contact Jennifer Prather, Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,

    el 9º Instituto Internacional sobre Liderazgo y Discapacidad para Mujeres 

    del 13 de Julio al 3 de Agosto, 2019
    Eugene, Oregón, EEUU

    El Instituto Internacional de Liderazgo y Discapacidad para Mujeres (WILD) de MIUSA congregará alrededor de 20 mujeres líderes con discapacidad, de aproximadamente 20 países diferentes, para fortalecer su aptitud de liderazgo, crear nuevas visiones y generar redes de apoyo internacionales para la programación de un desarrollo internacional inclusivo.

    Durante las tres semanas que dura el programa, las participantes formarán parte de talleres, seminarios y discusiones, visitarán diferentes instalaciones, y participarán en actividades que fomenten el trabajo en equipo para explorar los retos e intercambiar estrategias para incrementar las oportunidades de liderazgo y la participación de las mujeres y niñas con discapacidad en los programas de desarrollo internacional.

    El programa WILD está supeditada a financiamiento basado en el donante. MIUSA se reserva el derecho de cancelar el programa por cualquier motivo que considere necesaria y volverá honorarios del programa en caso de que el programa se cancelada. 

    Fecha limite: Noviembre 30, 2018

    Correo electrónico:
    Fax: +1-541-343-6812
    Página de Internet:


    Digitizing the Americas: Exploring Cuba through Miami, Media and Technology

    The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison are co-sponsoring a Cuba-focused training in Miami and Key West for faculty, librarians and administrators from Community Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Historically-Black Colleges and Universities.  The training is entitled, Digitizing the Americas: Exploring Cuba through Miami, Media and Technology and features Cuba-focused area studies content with special sessions on best practices in digitization, digital humanities and special collections. 
    The cost of the January 7-16, 2019 program is $1242/person for those requiring hotel accommodations in Miami.  The price includes all agenda activities, transportation in Miami, transportation between Miami and Key West, and hotels with breakfast in Miami and Key West based on double-occupancy.  The price does not include lunch, extra activities during free-time, local transportation in Key West, dinner or airfare to/from Miami.  For those not requiring hotel accommodations in Miami, the cost of the full program is only $365. 
    The deadline to register is November 30, 2018.
    Universities are also encouraged to sponsor participants from their Community College, HSI, and HBCU partner institutions. 
    Space is very limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    Click here for the tentative agenda.

    Western Social Science Association:
    Latin American Studies Section

    We are less than a month away from the deadline to receive your proposals for the 2019 Conference in San Diego, CA, from April 24 to 27. We receive proposals in both English and Spanish.

    Topics include, but are not limited to: Migratory Movements & Social Policy; Women: Migration, Quality of Life &Education; Poverty and Inequality; Social Movements; Youth and Culture; State, Combat Narco and International Law; Politics: Electoral Systems and Legitimacy; Politics: Elections, Female Participation and Power; Women and Labor Market; Extractivism; Training, professions and labor markets; Border Economy; Emotion and Identities; Public Policies, Reforms and their Institutional Articulation; Educational Policy, Higher Education and Employment; Local Administration and Policies for Regional Development; Social Bases of the Economy. Industry and Investment; Industry, Global Integration &Social and Economic Implications; Anthropology of Law; Women, Gender & Sexuality; Communication, Media & Languages; Natural Disasters, Social Participation and Politics; Environment and Education for Sustainability; Education: Aulic Experiences; Health & quality of life.

    Please include the following information: 1. Title of presentation, 2. Abstract, not to exceed 200 words; For author and all co-authors as appropriate: 1. Name, 2. Institutional or organizational affiliation, 3. Mailing address, 4. Telephone number (Optional)

    Paper or Panel Proposals MUST be submitted through by Saturday December 1st, 2018


    ICA 2019 Preconference:
    “Digital Journalism in Latin America”

    Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University, USA) & Eugenia Mitchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)

    Preconference Date and Time: May 23th, 2019, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Location: School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University

    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018

    Information about submission: Authors should submit an extended abstract of no more than 750 words (excluding references). Abstracts should be submitted no later than 16:00 UTC, December 15th, 2018. Please email your submission to the preconference organizers ( and Authors will be notified about whether their abstract has been selected on January 15th, 2019. Presenters will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript for the pre-conference. Full manuscripts should be sent to both of the pre-conference organizers via email by May 15th, 2019, for presentation and discussion during the pre-conference. Papers should be between 6,500 and 7,000 words in length. Attendance to the preconference has a USD 25.00 fee. Please contact the organizers ( and if you have any questions and/or need any additional information.

    To read the full Call for Papers, click here.

    TESOL Colombia III: Going beyond Theory: Rejuvenating Literacies, Culture, and Language Pedagogy

    To be held at the Universidad de La Sabana campus in Chía, Colombia on 16–18 May 2019. This year’s conference focuses on areas of innovation, research, and development in language learning and teaching, including but not limited to: Digital literacies and learning experiences; Innovation, methodology, and design; Teaching and learning communities; Language learning and literacies; Teacher development; Assessment.

    Submit proposals by clicking this link.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address

    Globalize Your Classroom!

    2019 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers

    Join the University of Pittsburgh for the 2019 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers, June 17-21. Pitt's College in High School Program and the University Center for International Studies invite applications from secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high schools. 

    • Participate in a FREE and STIPENDED summer residential program at a leading institution in international education
    • Get certified to TEACH world language or social studies COURSES FOR COLLEGE CREDIT at your high school
    • Exchange ideas with Pitt faculty and teachers on how to enrich content and pedagogy in the classroom
    • Discuss trends and challenges in GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
    • Learn about the rich professional development opportunities and resources offered for FREE by Pitt's University Center for International Studies
    • Join MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS offered for teacher-leaders 
    • Earn Pennsylvania ACT 48 professional development CREDITS
    Funding: ROUND-TRIP TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, and MEALS will be covered for participants outside of Pittsburgh. All attendees will receive a $200 STIPEND for their participation in the program along with a campus PARKING allowance.
    Standards, Courses, and Certification: Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages). At the Institute, teachers can obtain certification for the following courses... Social Studies: World Politics; Imperial Russia and World Languages: Intermediate French; Intermediate German; Intermediate Spanish; Intermediate Latin Prose/Verse
    Apply by February 15, 2019 at 
    Why Dual Credit? Starting 2018-2019, the Future Ready PA Index will weigh dual-credit programs such as College in High School equally to Advanced Placement to determine PA School Performance Profile points. In 2013, 87.5% of College in High School students received college credit. 

    Why Pitt? The University of Pittsburgh is one of four institutions nationwide to receive NAFSA's 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. This is the highest honor bestowed by NAFSA: Association of International Educators to U.S. colleges and universities that use "innovative and creative approaches" to advancing international education. This important accomplishment is due in no small part to the University Center for International Studies. UCIS has been a national leader in international education since its founding in 1968. It currently houses several U.S. Department of Education-funded Title VI National Resource Centers as well as a number of affiliated programs, internationally recognized institutes and consortia. By virtue of its university, federal and other institutional mandates, UCIS prioritizes internationalization of teacher training and K-12 education in its core mission.
    Zsuzsanna Magdo
    University Center for International Studies
    (412) 648 7423    

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    Community Events
    Let us know about events going on in the community! 
    To submit events, visit:

    Spanish for Beginners

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Squirrel Hill Branch

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 
    6:00 PM–7:00 PM 

    5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh  PA 15217

    Spanish for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Spanish or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Wednesdays. This class session runs from September to December.

    These classes are for adult learners and are FREE.
    You do not have to register for the classes or bring anything.
    New participants are welcome at any time.

    For more information:

    Spanish Conversation

    Meets the second & fourth
    Thursday of each month: 

    November 29, 2018

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Downtown and Business
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish.

    To sign up for for more information,
    call 412-281-7141


    Let's Speak English

    If English is not your first language and you would like a place to practice, come to the Library! Join other non-native English speakers for friendly, low-stress conversation.

    Mondays  |  6:30 p.m.
    CLP - East Liberty

    Tuesdays  |  6:45 p.m.
    CLP - Brookline

    Tuesdays  |  6 p.m.
    CLP - Squirrel Hill

    Tuesdays  |  6:45 p.m.
    CLP - West End

    Wednesdays  |  5 p.m.
    CLP - Main (Oakland)

    Thursdays  |  5:30 p.m.
    CLP- Carrick

    Fridays  |  1 p.m.
    CLP - Downtown & Business

    Want to know more?

    December 2, 2018

    "In the Time of Butterflies" Auditions

    Casting for Prime Stage’s upcoming production of In the Time of the Butterflies, a play by Caridad Svich adapted from the novel of the same name by Julia Alvarez and based on the true story of the Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic.

    Auditions will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, from 1-6 pm. Auditions will be cold readings of the play; we will not need to see a prepared monologue. You will be signed up by the hour and asked to stay for the whole hour. 

    To secure your audition spot, please email In your request, please include your name, email, phone number, and which roles you will be auditioning for. 

    Auditions will be held at the Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

    For more information, visit:

    December 7, 2018

    An Afternoon with Supreme Court of the U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    Duquesne Union Ballroom
    Fourth Floor, Duquesne Union
    Duquesne University

    3:30 p.m.

    Duquesne University President Ken Gormley and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie Rendell will welcome Supreme Court of the U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Duquesne for an intimate one-hour discussion about her life and career.

    This event is free and open to the public.
    Advanced registration is encouraged as a large crowd is expected and seating is limited.

    Click here to register

    December 13, 2018

    Tango Bar

    Ada Lis Jimena, Argentine Singer
    Tom Roberts, Piano

    Hotel Indigo: 123 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    7:00 p.m.

    Where can you enjoy a living Argentine Tango performance in the Burgh? The Indigo Hotel in East Liberty is bringing a taste of Argentina through "Tango Bar". Listen and dance at this one-of-a-kind event that you can't experience anywhere else! A night filled with romance and passion through the exquisite voice of Ada Lis Jimena (Argentine singer) and the musical genius of Tom Roberts (pianist), this is something you won't want to miss.
    December 28, 2018

    Jazz 'N' Samba

    Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
    300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106

    Doors open at 7:00 pm || Concert begins at 8:00 pm

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve early and with us! Get dressed up (or not) for a sophisticated but relaxed evening of Brazilian jazz. Jazz ‘N’ Samba will put a little Southern Hemisphere sizzle into one of the longest, darkest nights of the year. Pittsburgh “Ladies of Jazz” Etta Cox and Kenia and their fabulous quartet will perform songs by Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim (“Girl from Ipanema”, “Waters of March”), other Brazilian composers and selections from the Great American Songbook. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception in the Studio with the performers, and complimentary prosecco. 

    Tickets are just $25 ($30 at the door) and $5 for youth 12 & under, parking is free, and the Carnegie Carnegie is so very close to home. Have an elegant night with us!

    Tickets available here:

    Casa San Jose 

    Extended Office Hours

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Casa San Jose esta extendiendo sus horas de oficina en nuestro segundo local en East Liberty.

    Si quiere hacer cita o comunicarse con esa oficina por favor llame al (502) 682-4540.

    For more information on Casa San Jose, visit:



    Clínicas Pediátricas Gratuitas
    Segundo Sábado de Cada Mes - Vacunación Gratuita
    No se necesita cita o seguro de salud

    Sábados (3er Sábado del mes)
    8:30 AM to 12 PM*

    Cuarto Martes de Cada Mes
    Se necesita cita – No se requiere seguro de salud

    Martes Noviembre 27
    2 PM to 3:40 PM

    Para hacer cita y para confirmar que la clínica no ha sido cambiada de fecha
    llamar al 412-692-6000 opción 8
    Salvation Army
    Carson Street y Calle 9na (54 S. 9th Street) South Side Pittsburgh, PA
    412-692-6000 opción 8

    *Para ser atendido sin cita, por favor llegar antes del medio día (12 PM)
    Si tiene registro de vacunas u otros documentos médicos favor traerlos a la visita.

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    Employment Opportunities
    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

    For job listings through LASA, visit:

    University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
    at the University of Pittsburgh

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    Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS):

    Congressional Budget Office

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    Oportunidad de Negocio en Cocina de un Restaurante

    Harris Grill Restaurant, Bar and Social Events Hall

    1735 4th Avenue, Arnold, PA 15068.
    El dueño es Un italiano, Sr. Carmen Gentile, buena gente, esos señores que llegaron con la ola inmigratoria de hace 60 años.

    Oportunidad de Negocio:
    El busca rentar la cocina y todo lo que la cocina produzca en ventas se queda para esa persona.
    El se queda con el bar y el que entre a la cocina, se queda con lo que la cocina produzca.
    La cocina produce $4000 por mes ahora.  Al inicio no cobrará renta, solo Utilities ($800). Su filosofia es que la persona que maneje la cocina, haga  dinero.

    Operacion de la Cocina:
    La persona tiene que mantener la cocina abierta 7 días a la semana de 10:00am a 9:00pm.
    También tiene que cocinar lo que esta en el Menu, que es comida de bar:  hamburguesas, papas fritas, alitas de pollo, roast beef, etc. Si quieren aumentar algo más en el Menú, está bien, pero no pueden quitar nada del menú.
    Luego cuando las ventas suban, y a partir de una cantidad que esta en el contrato, recién ahí el cobra algo de renta. El quiere que la persona que entre, haga dinero para que esté contenta y se quede. El tiene un contrato donde explica las ventas y los pagos de renta conforme el negocio de mas.

    El Sr. Carmen Gentile  solo cobrara por utilities los primeros meses, tiene sus condiciones de producir determinadas comidas y/o agregar otros platos en su menu, tener abierto el local 7 dias a la semana, y que la persona que entre a la cocina haga dinero, etc.  El valora el trabajo de los inmigrantes, porque el fue un inmigrante hace 60 años.  Esto es para  alguien que quiera hacer dinero, mantener la cocina abierta 7 dias a la semana, y si tienes amigos o familia que se turnen, no hay problema.  El dice que es un Win-Win. El cocinero se queda con el ingreso de la cocina y el se queda con el ingreso del bar.
    Puedes hacer una cita con el Sr. Carmen Gentile, enviandole un correo electronico o llamandole 724-822-2325

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    NOTE: These are organizations based locally, nationally, and internationally. We recommend that you visit each website for more detailed information about each organization and its services.
    Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA)
    Americas Society (AS)

    Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States and the first global think tank. For updates and information about events and topics visit:

    Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

    For more information about tickets and events visit: or

    Council Hemispheric Affairs

    Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. In 1982, COHA’s board of trustees voted to expand its mandate to include monitoring Canadian/Latin American relations.

    Since its inception, COHA has been one of the most active and broadest-based U.S. private bodies dealing with the entire spectrum of political, economic and diplomatic issues, as well as responding to the economic and political challenges confronting the nations of this hemisphere. From its beginnings, COHA’s board consisted of the leadership of some of this country’s most important trade unions, professional organizations and religious groups, as well as distinguished civic and academic figures, who joined together to advance their common belief in support of representative government and pluralistic institutions throughout the hemisphere.
    For more information contact:

    Global Links

    Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our two-fold mission provides hospitals with a socially and environmentally beneficial alternative to sending hundreds of tons of still-useful surplus materials to landfills.

    Hospitals and clinics in under-served communities often lack the supplies and equipment necessary to provide even basic care to their patients, resulting in needless suffering and deaths. At the same time, the US healthcare industry generates a staggering amount of medical surplus which, without intervention, is destined to pile up in our landfills.

    Global Links' innovative model of recovery and reuse connects these two social problems in a way that helps to solve both, creating a "virtuous circle" that converts an environmental burden to a life-saving purpose. For information about events and programs visit:

    Latin American Council of Social Science

    The Latin American Council of Social Science (CLACSO is a non-govermental international organization with UNESCO associate status, established in 1967. We currently bring together 394 research centers and graduate school in the field of social sciences and humanities n 26 Latin American countries, North America and Europe.

    Latin American Perspectives

    is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America.

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

    The fall 2018 issue of the LASA Forum is now available for viewing online at:

    This issue features timely articles on the current situation in Nicaragua, collected by Juliet Hooker, and an update from Wayne Cornelius on the US administration’s actions to restrict entry of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.

    From the 2018 LASA Congress in Barcelona, we offer presentations given at the presidential session “Revisiting 1968 in Latin America: 50 Years Later,” as well as an account of the pre-Congress program of the Otros Saberes Section by Adriana Pou Hernández.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.

    Latin American Research Review (LARR)

    The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
    The Latin American Research Review now has a blog, hosted by the information platform Panoramas at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, highlighting recent and forthcoming articles: see the LARR blog.
    LARR was founded in 1965 by a consortium of U.S. universities. When the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) was established the following year, LARR and LASA merged, with the journal becoming the association's official scholarly journal.

    Starting at University of Texas at Austin in 1965, the editorship moved to the University of North Carolina in 1974, and then to the University of New Mexico in 1982 before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.Dr. Philip Oxhorn at McGill University was editor in chief from 2006 to 2016. The new editor in chief, starting in 2017, is Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Beginning in 2017, LARR is open access and online-only at No subscription is needed to access new content. 

    The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programas Fall (NRIEP)

    The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programas Fall (NRIEP) Fall 2018 Newsletter is now available:

    OLA (Observatory in Latin America—Observatorio Latino Americano)
    The broad objectives of OLA are to:
    •Improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the processes of political and economic change underway in Latin America.

    •Foster a public dialogue between and within the United States and Latin America about the challenges of building social democracy in a globalized world, including creating opportunities for Latin American leaders to directly express their views to audiences in the United States.

    •Collaborate with Latin American institutions to further these objectives within countries across the Hemisphere by linking and mobilizing ideas and institutions.
    For events visit:

    The Economic Commission for Latin America CEPAL (news)

    The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established by Economic and Social Council resolution 106(VI) of 25 February 1948 and began to function that same year. The scope of the Commission's work was later broadened to include the countries of the Caribbean, and by resolution 1984/67 of 27 July 1984, the Economic Council decided to change its name to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the Spanish acronym, CEPAL, remains unchanged.
    ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
    In June 1951, the Commission established the ECLAC subregional headquarters in Mexico City, which serves the needs of the Central American subregion, and in December 1966, the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean was founded in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, ECLAC maintains country offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá, as well as a liaison office in Washington, D.C. 

    The World History Center, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

    The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The Center, directed by Patrick Manning, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.

    World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

    The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1931, the Council is committed to informing opinion leaders and decision-makers about developments around the world as they unfold, and to educating them about the relevance of such developments to the region.

    The Council also has a special focus on secondary schools throughout the region, and works to give students and teachers a more nuanced understanding of the global issues of our time.

    The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh

    The Humanities Center has been running for seven years.  Its vitality derives from the energy of Pitt’s faculty and students in the humanities and associated departments. Thanks to all the hundreds whose scholarly and intellectual passions generate the proposals and fuel the participation that together make a flourishing center. For more information:

    Revista Hallazgos

    We invite you all to read our latest issue / Lo invitamos a todos a leer nuestro último número:

    Trivia Answer
    (From 11/14/2018) In 2017, zebras or "cebritas" were found on the streets in which Latin American country?

    Bolivia. In 2017, local volunteers in La Paz, Bolivia dressed in full-body zebra costumes to help ensure the safety of pedestrians. To learn more: click here.


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